Illustrator is a workhorse designed to give you the flexibility and power to create high quality figures. With Illustrator you will be able to control the look and feel of data and documents for both web and print.
The first session introduces basic drawing tools and covers how to create a simple reusable figure, as well as how to adapt existing figures.
PART 1: - Basic drawing tools and editing existing figures - Learn to draw new, reusable visual assets in Illustrator - Understand fundamentals of tracing images in Illustrator - Learn how to capture and use vector art from other sources
YouTube tutorial by Robert Brucker. Details how to move figures from Office (Excel or Powerpoint) to Illustrator. Example shows how to take data (using data on PLOS) from excel and bring into Illustrator.